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John Harvey (American actor)

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Birth nameJohn Harvey Johnson, Jr.
Birth dateJune 28, 1917
Place of birthNew Rockford, North Dakota, USA
Date of deathDecember 25, 1970(age 53)
Death placeNew York City, New York, USA
SpouseJudith Parrish (1943-1970)

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John Harvey (June 28, 1917 - December 25, 1970) was an American actor. He starred in stage plays in Los Angeles, then went to New York, where he played Private Earhart in the hit comedy Kiss and Tell (1943) on Broadway.

With his success in the Earhart role, Harvey was signed to a motion picture contract by 20th Century Fox. He returned to the West Coast, where he appeared in Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) opposite Kay Francis and in Pin Up Girl (1944) opposite Betty Grable, with whom he was romantically teamed.

He continued his stage career, appearing in productions with his wife, actress Judith Parrish. He made television guest appearances in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He also starred as George Payne, with Parrish as his screwball wife, Laraine Payne, in the live television sitcom The Growing Paynes (1948/1949).

Harvey retired from acting in the early 1950s and became an actors' agent in New York, where he served on the national board of a television industry regulatory agency and as head of United Talent, Inc.

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